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1979 and 2019

As I look ahead to 2019, I also have to look back 40 years to 1979. That year started magically. My mom turned 50, I went to my prom, I was showered with awards by my high school, graduated as a valedictorian, and looked forward to going to UCLA. Then things took a horrible turn. …

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Why I love writing fiction

Technical writing is my bread and butter, but I love fiction writing. As a child, I enjoyed making up stories and creating adventures for my GI Joe and Major Matt Mason action figures. As I started writing, my Holy Grail was to write The Great American Novel, make the New York Times bestseller list, get the …

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An interview with Joannes Rhino

In 2017, I was interviewed by Joannes Rhino about writer’s block, fiction, being a cubicle author, and more. The interview is no longer available at Rhino’s site, but I saved our emails. The restored interview follows (with some updates). 

My answers to questions agents ask writers

Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest posted a helpful column by Lisa Katzenberger listing four questions agents ask writers at pitch sessions. I’m working to get my new novels published, so here are my answers to those questions. If you’re a writer, my responses may help you formulate your own answers. If you’re an agent or publisher, please read …

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Fun a Day Reseda – My 2017 Projects

Yes, this year, I have more than one project for Fun a Day Reseda. As you can tell from the icon, one of them is to finish my new novel, Amiga. The other is to publish my Fun a Day project from last year, The Remainders. During January, I’ll keep you posted on my progress as well as …

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